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THE TOOLBOX MURDERS

Director Dennis Donnelly
Year 1978
Starring Cameron Mitchell, Pamelyn Ferdin and Wesley Eure
Rating R
Run Time 93min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

More Info IMDb

When independent film studios saw how much money could be made off one simple chainsaw massacre, they began a mad scramble for the next winning combination of hardware and carnage. Over the next several years, gore warriors would take in such late-night penetration fantasies as DRILLER KILLER, NAILGUN MASSACRE, SLEDGE HAMMER and even WOODCHIPPER MASSACRE. But none of them come close to the sincerity, vigor and high-impact lowbrow artistry of THE TOOLBOX MURDERS. This mighty example of scum-level filmmaking was released at sleaze cinema’s apex, when both the exterior and interiors of the human body were most vigorously displayed on screen. Hard luck drive-in legend Cameron Mitchell (RAW FORCE) stars as a rampaging, kill-crazy landlord whose greatest pleasure in life is ending everyone else’s. Equipped with one of those boxes with tools in it -- what are those things called again? -- he travels from room to room in a savage, conscience-free rage-trance, treating his renters the way the Kool-Aid man treats a brick wall. (Zack)

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